J. David Neelin


Research interests

The research areas below include links
to sample papers in each area.

Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction
· El Niño/Southern oscillation
· Midlatitude ocean-atmosphere interaction
· Climate variations on interannual and longer time scales
· Monsoon theory as a problem in ocean-atmosphere-land interaction
· Thermohaline circulation-atmosphere interaction

Sea-ice-ocean interaction

Land-surface climate interaction

Tropical atmospheric dynamics for tropical climate problems
· Interaction between moist convection and large-scale motions
· Moist teleconnections
· Tropical precipitation change under global warming
· Intraseasonal oscillations
· Stochastic moist convection
· Hurricanes & mesoscale convective systems

Hierarchical ocean-atmosphere-land modeling
· Hybrid coupled models
· Quasi-equilibrium Tropical Circulation Models (QTCMs)

Tropical Atmospheric Dynamics:
Stochastic Moist Convection

Selected links to abstracts and paper downloads.

Lin, J. W.-B., and J. D. Neelin, 2000: Influence of a stochastic moist convection parameterization on tropical climate variability. Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 3691-3694.

Lin, J. W.-B., and J. D. Neelin, 2002: Considerations for stochastic convective parameterization. J. Atmos. Sci., 59, 959-975.

Lin, J. W.-B., and J. D. Neelin, 2003: Toward stochastic deep convective parameterization in general circulation models. Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(4), 1162, doi: 10.1029/2002GL016203.

Neelin, J. D., O. Peters, J. W.-B. Lin, K. Hales and C. E. Holloway, 2008: Rethinking convective quasi-equilibrium: observational constraints for stochastic convective schemes in climate models Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. A, 366, 2581-2604. doi:10.1098/rsta.2008.0056.

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